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back, big question of the week, with this president so vulnerable, are big-time republicans kicking themselves ning? chris: welcome back. president obama's no better than even money for re-election according to most analysts which brings us to this week's big question, are any of the big-time republicans who passed up a run for president regretting it? >> one definitely is. mitch daniels, governor of indiana who wanted to run. only reason he didn't run was because of his family who held him back. to this day he's thinking, i can get in this race and win it. chris: gloria? >> i actually went to indianapolis and spoke with mr. daniels about it. he says no regrets but i'm sure there are. i wonder if jeb bush is thinking about it right now? maybe there was enough distance between himself and his brother to possibly give it a run. chris: kelly? >> since they've taken two great answers i will say how about haley barbour to have a southerner if we don't get rick perry. chris: i don't know the reason why he's not running. i interviewed him last week. he's very sharp on all of the issues. >>
together to remember betty ford. >>> losing and winning big. how she went from an overweight teen to a beauty queen with miss america now in her sights. >>> and from the swankiest lounges, to hidden dive bars. hot 99.5's cruz w >>> is your coffee cup at starbucks just not big enough? now it can be even bigger. the coffee chain will offer a new 31 ounce trenta size. it's like a big gulp, 7 ounces larger than the venti. and has more volume at that point average stomach. for now your iced coffees and teas will be available in the super sized cup in the d.c. area. more than half of their customers already order the largest size they have already. >>> from baristas to bars. we have cruz with us to talk about the best bars in the washington region. people can go to your web tight and vote for the best bar on the list. >> these aren't bars or nightclubs. the whole idea, we wanted to find -- create a list of what was hot, hot stuff in d.c. we created these categories. people gave us their nominations. you can go to hot 99.5.com/kane and vote for bars all over the d.c. area, which is great
as we once did. tonight an old vehicle is on its last few laps and a big part of american life is about to end. we begin our coverage tonight with nbc's tom costello who was lucky enough to watch it blast off at the cape today. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian. mission managers admit they got lucky with the weather, no rain, no lightning, even a last-minute technical glitch tonight keep "atlant "atlantis" on the ground. a farewell from the ground teams who have spent 30 years launching shuttle missions. >> on behalf of the greatest team in the world, good luck to you and your crew on the final flight of this true american icon. >> go flight, one more time, mike, witnessing this nation at its best. the crew of "atlantis" is ready for launch. >> reporter: the 135th shuttle mission thundered off the florida coast on a resupply mission to the space station. while on the ground, three-quarters of a million people gathered to witness history. >> i wish them god speed and i'm so proud, i'm happy to have seen them go out. >> reporter: but controversy continues to reign over nasa and it
the big fireworks show they're getting ready for on monday. two concerts on the steps of the capitol, also at the washington monument. but from coast to coast, we're talking beaches and barbecues and camping and celebration. july 1st and the 2011 great escape is on. ♪ hot fun in the summertime >> reporter: from yosemite in the west. >> i like the girls the best. >> reporter: aaa says 39 million americans will travel 59 miles or more this long weekend. that's 1 million fewer than last year. >> reporter: you can blame the pain at pump. the national average for unleaded now $3.54 a gallon, down from the high of $3.98 on may 4th. but still 80 cents higher than a year ago. >> it's still tough because we're still kind of transitioning from how high the gas prices were so we've got in the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheaper to fly than to drive this year. >> reporter: and airline ticket prices are a
, and maria. big congratulations to all of them. >> great to see that. al has the morning off. let's get the weather al has the morning off. let's get the weather from maria la rosa. what's the holiday forecast of you know what, a great july 4th for a lot of people, a typical july day. some showers and thunderstorms expected across the tennessee, ohio valleys, parts of the southeast as well and across the west, lots of sunshine. let's see how it's going to impact fireworks displays tonight. your evening forecast showing a few areas of showers and thunderstorms again in the tennessee southeast, tennessee valley in the southeast, also the northern plains. of course the big shork the macy's fireworks tonight temperatures should be 80 degrees with clear skies. that's a look at weather across the country. here is what you can expect. >> here is the sky over the mall. quite a bit of cloudiness, a little sunshine beginning to break out. by 9:00 near 80 and upper 80s near 90 by midafternoon, a little sun. late afternoon into the evening unfortunately we do the possibility of passing thunderstorm
on the big screen. a big era. joining us once again is tracy grant of kids post. nice to see. >> you great to be with you, eun. >> your book of the week may be familiar because this was a movie that came out a couple years ago. >> that's right. our book club, which again this year is books and movies, what's better. fantastic mr. fox. >> amazing. >> the mean farmer, mr. fox outfoxing. and this is reviewed in wednesday's kids post. anybody who wants information about our summer book club, it's all at kidspost.com. >> next, a fabulous exhibit at the maryland science center. and this is always a great place to go for kids. >> maryland science center. i was just up there. it is just terrific. but this summer they are kicking off the summer of irresponsible science. >> uh-oh. >> and this is where you should do it. this is a sphere that spews out toothpaste, enough to brush an elephant's tusk. >> who is going to clean that up? a mother i'm thinking. >> kids do it at the science center. up in the inner harbor through early august. >> they are allowed to do things they can't do at home. >> exactly
's why. big area of high pressure. there's a big strong upper ridge. this is just a heat pump that will continue. and the bad news is, this goes into at least thursday. in fact, jet stream guns up a little further into canada so that heat will be creeping up north as the ridge intensifies. we don't see this breaking down at least until the weekend. so the mid section of the country is going to continue to bake the northeast gets a little bit of a break as we head on into the next 72 hours. ann? >> all right, al, thank you so much. we'll get the rest of your forecast in a bit. >>> for now, to britain's deepening phone hacking scandal. this morning there are claims that journalists from other rupert murdoch's other papers were involve and the alleged target is former p.m. gordon brown. stephanie goss is in london with this. stephanie, good morning. >> good morning, ann. gordon brown does not mince his words when he spoke to the bbc this morning about rupert murdoch's papers me said those papers used people to gather information on known criminals. the allegations appearing in th
, several of them, this big come out of our trees. it just was whooshing around last night. >> reporter: dominion power said it expects to have all of its customers' electricity restored tomorrow morning. >>> members of congress cutting their 4th of july break short so deal with the debt limit deadline. they'll be back to work out a deal. democrats are still insisting on tax increases as part of that debt solution. republicans are still refusing any tax hikes. the nation will go into an unprecedented default on its debt if the current $14.3 trillion cap isn't raised by august 2nd. >>> for the 45th time, the folks in palisades park in the northwest washington area held their parade and brought out big crowds, as usual today. that neighborhood parade is a good example of local hometown washington far from the national monuments. tom sherwood has our report. ♪ >> reporter: from traditional tubas -- ♪ >> reporter: to the gay and lesbian different drummers band that's performed here since 1990, the 45th consecutive palisades parade made its claim on the hometown field that often gets los
: but then a big setback tuesday night. the congressional budget office did the math and found the boehner plan came up short on spending cuts. $150 billion less than expected. speaker boehner responded, "this is what can happen when you have an actual plan and submit it for independent review -- which the democrats who run washington have refused to do." a real hurdle. house republicans stayed late and top aides went in search of deeper cuts. the vote delayed. more trouble came from an agency that rates the country's credit. appearing on cnbc tuesday night, standard & poor's was critical of the boehner plan's two stages for raising the debt limit. >> we would be concerned if we thought that the debt ceiling debate would come back and be opened and we'd have to go through all of this again and again and again. >> and that would be a negative in your view? >> that would be a negative in our view. >> reporter: the white house urged congress to take the deadline seriously. >> but it is whistling past the graveyard to suggest that this is some sort of game and that we're not serious and that the ri
tonight? >> that's the big question, isn't it? meteorologist doug kammerer is here, he's got the answer. so what about that, doug? >> uh -- that's the hemming and hauing. because we have some storms trying to make their way towards the region of the right now outside, 90 degrees, a very warm 4th of july, a heat index of 93 degrees. that's what you expect this time of year, not much in the way of wind, out of the east at 3 miles per hour. temperatures around the rest of the region, 83 in quantico, 87 in sterling. frederick coming in at 91 degrees. now, on the radar, you notice that area down to the south in the pink, that's a severe thunderstorm watch, that's effect until 10:00, includes spotsylvania county, stafford county, fredricksburg, maryland, charles and calvert county. that severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 10:00. i do think most of the storms -- most of the storms will stay south of 66 and south of 50. so that's very good news for those of you in portions of northern virginia and the rest of maryland and also towards west virginia could see a couple showers. but right no
in three stages through next year. >>> a once big brand name is no more. borders book store chain said today it will liquidate after failing to find a buyer. they're closing all 400 retail stores. all of borders nearly 11,000 employees will now lose their jobs. >>> and technology giant cisco systems announced it's eliminating 6,500 jobs, part of an efficiency move. that's 9% of the workforce. that's in cisco's effort to cut $1 billion in annual costs to the company. >>> this was the last day in afghanistan for america's best-known general, david petraeus, who transferred command of u.s. and nato-led troops in that country today to his replacement, general john allen. a west point graduate with a princeton phd, easily the most celebrated modern day general officer is leaving to run the cia as the u.s. prepares for a gradual drawdown from afghanistan. >>> when we come back here tonight, new research is on head injuries, dementia and alzheimer's, and the group that researchers are most concerned about tonight. >>> they may have come up short in the end, but u.s. team is still american ido
. feel like you're being tested? >> it is a test. this is a big step, trying to get control of our deficit and our debt and trying to do it by the august 2nd deadline. so it is a big test. >> some people who are friends of yours have said this isn't fair. your job is to run your party. but there is another party in there too. you have this tea party caucus that didn't come to washington with the same values. >> it is not the tea party caucus. most of the freshmen are frankly in pretty good shape. it would be more what i would describe as some hard-line conservatives who want more. i don't blame them. i want more too. but this was an agreement between the bipartisan senate leaders and myself. it is what's doable. and i think we can get there. >> mr. speaker, is it fair to say you have a bit of a rebellion on your hands? or do you feel -- >> i've got a little rebellion on my hands every day. it comes with the territory. >> you're not worried. >> never let them see you sweat. >> i'm disappointed. i care about john boehner. i think he's a good person. i'm disappointed he's painted hims
. >> there's the guy. they might have fallen short of a big win at the national title but the vcu men's basketball team did win another prize, they took home an espy. the rams won the award for best upset at last night's espys in los angeles. seth myers hosted the show. you see him there. it honors the best athletic performances and games of the past year. and we knew this was going to happen. you know, you go online, you can vote for the espys, coach knew that the nomination was out there so we expected a win, and you probably can't see that very well, but the coach tweeted a photo of some of the guys on the team. >> holding their espy. >> which is a really big award. i'll retweet that later this morning. >> do that. >> check it out on twitter. >> congratulations to many of the players there. >> and congratulations to you as an alumni. >> thank you. the espys would not be an awards show without some fashion statement, and there it is. >> my man. >> san francisco giants closer brian wilson probably had fashionistas cringing with this little number. give you a little nod there. this is
of the region. and that big area of rain coming in out of kentucky into west virginia and out of ohio and into pennsylvania, that is continuing to advance to the east and that's associated with a stalled front that's over the region. all these counties in green under a flash flood watch for this afternoon, all the way into tonight. it include most of virginia, the district, and most of maryland. so expect some heavy downpours later this afternoon and overnight tonight that may cause some flooding and thunder and lightning as well, and a small risk of some damaging winds. but then, less humid for the weekend. a bit less humid saturday and sunday with highs near 90. a little more humid monday and tuesday next week. and break from high humidity again on wednesday and thursday. eun? >> tom, thanks so much. >>> still ahead on news 4 h midday, why july is a bad time to be admitted to the hospital. plus, the royal couple heads to southern california today. we'll tell you >>> hiring slowed to a near standstill last month. let's check in i know back's hampton pearson now for more. hampton, goo
night, another fan almost takes a big fall trying to catch a baseball. >>> and hakeem dermish is at the >>> the taliban is claiming responsibility for the assassination of the brother of afghan president hamid karzai. all the sources and countries around the world are not necessarily believing that. he was the younger half brother of the afghan president, he was extremely influential in southern afghanistan, but very controversial too. karzai was rumored to be involved with the opium trade. karzai helped nato forces bring local leaders and the taliban to the negotiating table. he was shot and killed at home today by his bodyguard. the taliban has claimed responsibility for that attack as noted. but there is skepticism about whether or not they really had anything to do with it. >>> president obama met with congressional leaders late this afternoon in another effort to reach a deal on the nation's debt limit. republicans proposed a short term deal, it runs out when the president's term expires. steve handlesman reports. >>> as republicans turned up the heat on him, president ob
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. >>> as "nightly news" continues for this holiday, a big week ahead for america's space program. the final shuttle launch scheduled for friday, and now nasa scientists are taking a new look back in time. >>> later, from great loss, great love. a family with many reasons to celebrate this fourth of july. great love. a family with many reasons to celebrate this fourth of july. do you often experience the feeling of a dry mouth? it can be the side effect of many medications. dry mouth can be frustrating... and ignoring it can lead to... sipping water can help, but dentists recommend biotene. biotene moisturizes and helps supplement some of saliva's enzymes, providing soothing relief when you need it most. don't ignore dry mouth... look for biotene in your oral care section today. this has been medifacts for biotene. didn't taste so vegetably? well, v8 v-fusion juice gives you a full serving of vegetables, plus a full serving of fruit. but it just tastes like fruit. and try our deliciously refreshing v8 v-fusion + tea. helps defends against occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating. with thr
big elections coming up all over the state. this is a question of who is going to take over the johnson's power position in prince george's connecticut in this void. is it going to be baker and curry and that group, or is it going to be an independent group of black leaders and come up from the grassroots to take over the power structure. so the sooner she's gone the more that coalition, the more that power fight will unfold. >> turning to metro, it was a tough week if you were trying to ride the rails. passengers needed hiking boots because they were malfunctioning around the area. they found flip-flops and sandals stuck in escalators. now, flip-flops don't help the situation anyway. >> no. and they have a continuing problem of inspecting equipment with shaping things up. they complain they don't have enough money. any number of things. staff is being improved since the horrible action we had last year. they're making progress. but things are tough. as one who used the subway this week it was rough. there was no escalator at my various stops. >> i don't know how to add to t
that it's summer we're stuck in an active and persistent summer pattern with a big ridge of high pressure entrenched over the middle part of the country. the good news is we have relief on the way for the northeast by the end of the week. the jet stream and cooler air comes in from the north. however, by the time we head into the weekend that heat, the 90s and the triple digits, building back into the northern plains so no relief in sight at all for much of the south, in particular, the southern plains and, ann, keep in mind we're coming up on what's typically the hottest time of the year and that's july. >> thanks for the warning. >>> in washington, where the prospect of a major deal on raising the debt ceiling and fix the country's budget problems seems to be slipping away. chief white house correspondent chuck todd now joins us. chuck? >> reporter: ann, it wasn't the heat, it was the debt ceiling here in washington. lots of heated rhetoric. it got ugly and even a bizarre proposal in congress that could be a back doorway to solve the crisis. here's the president in an interview with cbs
for the future? any big events? a >> absolutely. i think the biggest thing right now is just getting through the european and american tour. this is a big deal for me. it's really just spreading my wings and taking my music to the world. and when i get done with the american tour, i go back home for another tour in south africa. so a very busy year ahead. i'm shooting my second dvd. and it's really in the next five years just to see how far i can take my music in the world. >> we wish you luck in doing that and wish you luck in filling the kennedy center on thursday. is it an evening performance? >> it is, indeed. and again, it's such feel-good music, such beautiful, authentic music. i think if you can, please come through. it's a wonderful experience. >> lira, thank you so much. that's lira from south africa. thanks very much for coming. >>> it's now 11:27. coming up, the postal service is considering closing more than one in ten of its retail outlets. what that means for post offices in your area. >>> plus, tom kierein lets us know when the extreme heat and humidity will return. >>> and sh
bron james, dwyane wade and chris bosch refer to themselves as the big three in honor of how many quarters they play. >> the world of sports met the world of comedy last night in los angeles. seth myers hosted the annual espy awards which honor the best athletic performances of games in the past year. my alma vaughter vcu won the award for best upset for the win over kansas in the ncaa tournament. it was also a big night for the nba's dallas mavericks. they won the espy award for best team, and mavs star dirk know its ski was named best male athlete. >>> in just a few hours the nominees for the 63rd annual prime-time emmys will be announced. nbc's comedies "30 rock" and "the office" both expected to get nods for comedy, actor and actress. the awards will be handed out in los angeles on september 18th. >>> actress mila kunis may have to break her blind date with a marine who asked her out on the internet. sergeant scott moore asked her to join him for the marine corps ball. but she may have to cancel because she's supposed to be filming two movies that month and may not be able to travel. t
're well protected with their big purse, they could use them as shields to cover themselves. >> other ways to stay safe, be alert of your surroundings, report anyone acting suspicious, and if possible, shop with a friend. there may be more victims out there who haven't come forward yet. if you know anything about this bizarre stabbing spree. you're asked to contact fairfax county police. jim, back to you. >> john, thank you. >>> we have a developing story on capitol hill. david woo is stepping down on the heels of sex allegations. >> last week allegations that woo forced himself on an associate's 18-year-old daughter, today under increasing pressure from democratic lawmakers, he announced his resignation. he doesn't want to become a distraction from the important work taking place on the hill. >> reporter: he's the second democrat to step down in the last few weeks. this comes after anthony weiner resigned. >>> three d.c. counsel members are calling on harry thomas, jr. to step down. >> he's accused of diverting $300,000 in city dollars, meant for youth programs and spending that on cars,
, and countless visitors. >>> oh, no! boy, is that a large gaffe. >> well, that one hurt. the big lea san diego padre orlando hudson made a little league error last night. he forgot how many outs there were. hudson came over to catch a pop-up hit by ryan roberts, then throws the ball into the stands. nice gesture, but there's just one problem. it was only the second out in the inning. hudson immediately tried to get the ball back, but it was too late. the umpire awarded the base runner on third a walk home, and the diamondbacks went up 4-0 and eventually won the game 6-1. oops. >> he's kicking himself. >>> 5:20. a nationals executive is apologizing this morning for a mental error of a different sort. doug harris, the director of player development for the nats, came under fire after he compared the scrutiny facing prospect bryce harper to the hardships faced by jackie robinson. he sent a statement saying he meant to speak about the scrutiny he encounters, and it pails in comparison to the life of mr. robinson and will not approach the lasting impact. >> that's a gaffe. >> i think people have to
on twitter hash tag beat the heat. >>> now to the other big story of the day. space shuttle "atlantis" landed on a runway at cape canaveral today, marking the end of the 30-year space shuttle program. for some of the nasa employees in our area, it was a day of mixed emotions. but for the people who got to see the touchdown in person in florida it was all cheers. jay gray joins us live from ken key space center with more. hi, jay. >> reporter: hey, dorene, you're right. a special day here at kennedy space center, a picture-perfect landing just before dawn on runway 15. amazing, and as you talk about, an emotional end to a very important chapter in u.s. space exploration. it can be hard to go home, especially when it's for the last time. >> its place in history secured. the space shuttle pulls into port for the last time. its voyage at an end. >> reporter: and a close to an amazing chapter in the history of the space agency. >> thank you, "columbia" "challenger" "discovery" "endeavour" thank you for protecting us and bringing this to an end. god bless all of you and god bless the united states
pipeline ruptures. >>> wildfires making a big impact this fourth of july. >>> and making a difference -- a group of young women united in finding each other and fueling a group of young women united in finding each other and fueling a passion for flying. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening on a summer holiday sunday, when so many americans were taking the day off, jurors in an orlando courthouse were hard at work. listening to closing arguments before deciding the fate of a young mother. if you were anywhere near a television today, you couldn't escape the wall-to-wall coverage, the live feed of casey anthony at times stone-faced. at times, openly weeping. anthony is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. and after more than a month of wrenching testimony, now the countdown to a verdict. nbc's kerry sanders has been covering the case from the start. he was in the courtroom today. and joins us from orlando. good evening, kerry. >> well good evening, kate, the prosecution and the defense were each given four hours to make their closin
pundits, there are more people who think they know everything about everything, and that's one of the big differences. that doesn't dismiss or excuse what happened between that exchange that you showed on the tv, but consensus is absolutely essential if we're to move this country along. >> go ahead. >> i'm sorry, i'm a little disgusted and a little angry because i see what's going on every day. we have a situation where the capitol is fiddling itself while the nation capitol is fiddling itself while the nation is burning. grandpare generation, during crisis, during the great depression, we we talk about our grandparents' generation, during crisis, during the great depression, we built the hoover dam, empire state building. and here i see in my cities around america and mine, infrastructure's crumbling around us. in that generation, we said we're going to go to the moon and we're going to do math and science and make sure our kids are prepared to go there. what's happening right now? nations are passing us in droves. over eight different countries now have a higher proportion of students g
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